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1995 Plymouth Acclaim Review
A no-nonsense, budget car.
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The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim is a midsize sedan that was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation. It's based on the Chrysler K platform. The original Plymouth Acclaim was introduced in 1989 and would go on to achieve considerable success in the United States, selling close to half a million units.
Engines: 2.5-liter I-4, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: three-speed automatic
Models: Plymouth Acclaim
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim will be discontinued for the coming years, and changes for this year are minimal. The cylinder head on the 2.5-liter, straight-four engine gets a slight revision. The A604 four-speed automatic transmission from previous years is dropped for this year, and so are the older anti-lock brakes.
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim is not much of a looker, with conventional styling dominating the exterior. The wheelbase is 103.5 inches, and it measures 181.2 inches in length, 68.1 inches in width, and 53.5 inches in height.
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim is airy and pleasant and big enough for four adults to sit comfortably for long journeys. Legroom and headroom are abundant, and adults do not have to cramp themselves in their rear seats either. The rear seatbacks have a split-folding system that increases cargo space further. The system is optional in the base model but comes as a standard in all other models. Trunk space is large as well thanks to the flat floor, and the low lift-over makes it easier for large cargo to be loaded into the car.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim is available with a straight-four engine and a V-6 engine, and the latter is standard in the higher-end models. The 2.5-liter, straight-four engine delivers 100 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.0-liter, V-6 engine delivers 142 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 engine that comes in the higher-end models is the better option as compared to the four-cylinder base engine. The most obvious reason for this is the added 40 horsepower, which gives the car more power. The V-6 engine is also more refined than the straight-four engine, and it runs smoothly and quietly. The five-speed automatic transmission used is also quite good. The base straight-four engine does not fare well in terms of ride quality either. The engine is rather noisy, even when the car is just cruising. Road noise is prevalent to a large extend inside the car, irrespective of the engine that has been used. The suspension is not the best either, so the ride can get bumpy over rough surfaces.
The 1995 Plymouth Acclaim received four out five stars in terms of driver safety during frontal impact collision tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It also receives three out of five stars in terms of passenger safety.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Great value for money
- Decent performance with V-6
- Lots of passenger and cargo space
You Won't Like
- Poor ride quality
- Noisy cabin
A no-nonsense, budget car.
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